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Question: To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements? - The government should spend less on benefits for the poor.
Choices: "Strongly agree" "Agree" "Neither agree nor disagree" "Disagree" "Strongly disagree"
Data: % of "Strongly agree" "Agree"
Period:
Area:
30 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 France34.9%
2 Lithuania30.0%
3 Portugal25.2%
4 New Zealand21.6%
5 Hungary21.2%
6 Czech Republic18.9%
7 Poland18.1%
8 United States18.0%
9 United Kingdom17.4%
10 Slovakia17.1%
11 Turkiye16.1%
12 Spain15.8%
13 Austria14.3%
14 Chile13.2%
15 Slovenia12.7%
16 Israel10.5%
17 Sweden10.0%
18 Republic of Korea9.9%
19 Australia9.8%
20 Denmark8.7%
21 Belgium8.5%
22 Finland7.8%
23 Germany7.6%
24 Japan 7.4%
25 Latvia7.1%
26 Norway7.0%
27 Estonia6.2%
28 Italy5.9%
29 Switzerland5.3%
30 Iceland3.1%

Note
Can't choose/ No answer are excluded. Belgium: unweighted sum of Flanders and Wallony. Germany: unweighted sum of West and East Germany. United Kingdom: excluding Northern Ireland.

No data for 8 countries.

Source
ISSP 2009

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -2.321579 X +7.027
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.273
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.075

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -121445.733197 X +59902.913
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.392
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.154

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -16.074990 X +82.370
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.357
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.127

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = -0.001314 X +1.590
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.000
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data30
Regression equation
Y = 1.064057 X +10.430
Correlation coefficient (r)0.019
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.000